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29er wheels on 26er frame....

cat_with_no_tailcat_with_no_tail Posts: 12,981
edited January 2013 in The workshop
So I've been using an old converted Rockhopper for my winter bike this year. It's been much better than I expected, and as such, I intend to keep using it for commuting duties through summer once the N2A arrives from Planet X.

One thing I've been toying with is fitting some "proper" wheels to it. I know I've got the clearance there for a set of CX wheels with proper road tyres.

Just want to know if I'm missing any really obvious reason not to do this? Is it likely to ruin the handling or something?

Current fork is a kinesis maxlight XLT rigid job which is already suspension corrected. How badly would the new wheels mess with the geometry? I don't see how it can make that much difference as a set of 700c wheels and tyres are actually no greater in diameter than a set of 26" wheels with 2.2" tyres fitted. Right?



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